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Old 07-23-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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Cannot play MIDI files!


i am trying to play midi files on my linux box but would not play/no sound.

can play other music files though.

card: sound blaster live 24
distro: arch 0.7
s/w: kmid
driver: snd-emu10k1 also tried snd-10k1x

but no joy

could any one help me with this please
[root@generix ~]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_oss            36352  0
snd_seq_midi_event      8448  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                57488  4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          8972  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
uhci_hcd               33808  0
ehci_hcd               37256  0
analog                 12576  0
ns558                   6020  0
gameport               17160  3 analog,ns558
parport_pc             29124  0
parport                38600  1 parport_pc
pcspkr                  4172  0
rtc                    14156  0
nvidia               3713572  0
snd_ca0106             31268  1
snd_ac97_codec         83960  1 snd_ca0106
snd_pcm_oss            55456  0
snd_mixer_oss          20480  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                97796  3 snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              27012  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    60388  11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore              10848  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         10244  2 snd_ca0106,snd_pcm
pci_hotplug            30788  0
forcedeth              20480  0
ohci_hcd               23044  0
i2c_amd756              6788  0
i2c_core               22784  1 i2c_amd756
usbcore               127740  4 uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
tsdev                   8384  0
evdev                  10240  0

[root@generix ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce CPU bridge (rev b2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 220/420 Memory Controller (rev b2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce 220/420 Memory Controller (rev b2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01aa (rev b2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce ISA Bridge (rev c3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce PCI System Management (rev c1)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce USB Controller (rev c3)
00:03.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce USB Controller (rev c3)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce Ethernet Controller (rev c2)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce PCI-to-PCI bridge (rev c2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce IDE (rev c3)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce AGP to PCI Bridge (rev b2)
01:07.0 Communication controller: Intel Corp. 536EP Data Fax Modem
01:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs: Unknown device 0007
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV15 [GeForce2 - nForce GPU] (rev b1)

Last edited by koolgentoo; 07-23-2005 at 09:26 PM.
Old 07-24-2005, 02:43 AM   #2
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found this on another forum hope it helps
The easiest way to play MIDI sequences for the time being is to install the following

* timidity
* timidity-interfaces-extra
* freepats
* mozplugger

MIDI files embeded on the wab are automatically played by mozplugger.

To play MIDI files on local drives, type from the command line:
$ timidity -ig

Last edited by junme; 07-24-2005 at 02:59 AM.
Old 07-24-2005, 07:26 AM   #3
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thx 4 ur time much appreciated. but i am using kmid also rosegarden for midi playback. i understand timidity++ is for sound cards without MIDI caps so i would like to know the mechanics i need to understand


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